Chelsea Football Club

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-03-22
Session date: 
March 22, 2017
Reference: 
2017/1805
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

On 6 March, you approved Chelsea Football Club's plans for a new £500 million stadium. How much has been the cost of policing Chelsea home games this season so far; how much has been or will be recovered from the club towards that cost; what was the full cost of policing their home games last year and how much was recovered; and do you agree that if they can afford to spend £500 million on a new stadium, they can afford to reimburse the full costs of policing their games?

Answer

Answer for Chelsea Football Club

Answer for Chelsea Football Club

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The cost of policing Chelsea home games and how much has been or will be recovered from the club towards that cost this season up to 17th March, as well as in 2015/16 and 2014/15, is shown in the below table:

Period

Total Cost

Total Charged to CFC

1st Apr 2016 - 17th March 2017

£549,267

£83,390

FY 2015/16

£761,598

£103,180

FY 2014/15

£833,450

£206,175

The MPS currently charge for policing of football matches in line with current guidance.

MOPAC is making representations to the Home Office regarding how the MPS can recoup more money for policing from football clubs.